Get ready to celebrate the Declaration of Independence's approval by the Continental Congress, as we do every year, by grilling meats and watching things explode in spectacular fashion. San Francisco's fireworks show will get under way on Monday night at 9:30 or thereabouts from the foost of the Municipal Pier and from barges north of Pier 39.
Thankfully, San Francisco's many hills also offer vantage points sans Pier 39's total body crush, if you're OK with doing a little hiking and carting around a blanket and provisions. You could also see non-sanctioned fireworks displays in the Mission. And Angel Island or Treasure Island offer great views, too, if you have the stamina for a ferry or car trip.
Below, a map of where we think you should plop down a lawn chair and ogle the fireworks. Enjoy.Read More